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Social Marketing for Sustainable Development

Learn how to apply commercial marketing techniques to advance social change.

Change Presents a Challenge...

Convincing people to alter their habits and lifestyles is no easy task.

From poverty traps to health gaps, behavior-based problems plague our society.

Fortunately, people like you are up for the challenge.

How Might You Influence Change?

Social Marketing for Sustainable Development is a comprehensive online course for social change advocates who are eager to catalyze action.

Combining skill-based learning with conceptual frameworks, this cross-disciplinary course teaches you how to design and implement low-cost, high-impact social marketing campaigns.


By the end of this course, you will know how to:

  • Develop social marketing strategies for sustainable development initiatives
  • Design enticing graphics with low-cost tools
  • Write persuasive copy that drives action
  • Apply leading-edge psychology and marketing concepts to influence behaviors
  • Execute professional social marketing campaigns with measurable impacts


Are you ready to influence change?

Secure your spot now by joining the course waiting list.

Your Instructor


Social Sector Network, LLC
Social Sector Network, LLC

Social Sector Network is a support organization for social entrepreneurs and sustainable development practitioners. Our team leverages information and connections from a variety of disciplines to deliver top-quality training programs and advisory services. Although we are located in the United States, we are a globally integrated organization, delivering the majority of our support services online.

Taking a community-based approach, we pursue three main objectives:

  1. Providing Training: Skill-building is our primary focus at Social Sector Network. We offer an assortment of training programs, strategy guides, and advisory services to support social enterprise teams, as well as impact-oriented individuals. Prioritizing affordability and accessibility, we hope to cultivate a community of social entrepreneurship experts.
  2. Enabling Collaboration: By organizing online communities, we aim to spark collaboration around social innovation and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Social Sector Network encourages partnerships across traditional sectors by bringing together an eclectic mixture of organizations and individuals.
  3. Catalyzing Impact: Our primary goal is to catalyze impact by building a connected, global ecosystem of socially-conscious stakeholders. Through our community-based initiatives, we hope to promote widespread social innovation.

Course Curriculum


  Core Concepts
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  Wording
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  Persuasion
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  Campaigns
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  Capstone Project
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts when you enroll and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
How will the course impact my career opportunities?
Social Marketing for Sustainable Development teaches you highly sought after marketing skills that can be applied to both public and private sector initiatives. You should seriously consider this course if you seek to work in social enterprises, NGOs, or CSR departments.
Do I need a background in marketing for the course?
No - the course does not require you to have any prior marketing, psychology, or sustainable development experience. However, it doesn't hurt to have a little knowledge of one of the core disciplines!

Learn how to influence social change...


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